Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology

Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology

by Robert Pinsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393010740

ISBN-13: 9780393010749

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A unique anthology by the editors of the bestseller Americans' Favorite Poems.Poems to Read is a welcoming avenue into poetry for readers new to poetry, including high school and college students. It is also meant to be a fresh, valuable collection for readers already devoted to the art. This anthology concentrates on the actual pleasures of reading poems:

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A unique anthology by the editors of the bestseller Americans' Favorite Poems.Poems to Read is a welcoming avenue into poetry for readers new to poetry, including high school and college students. It is also meant to be a fresh, valuable collection for readers already devoted to the art. This anthology concentrates on the actual pleasures of reading poems: hearing the poem in your voice, bringing it to other people, musing about it, taking excitement or comfort from it, wandering with it or—as in the Keats letter quoted in the Introduction—having it as a starting post. Many of these 200 poems are accompanied by comments from readers of various ages, regions, and backgrounds who participated in the Favorite Poem Project. Included are poems by John Donne, Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Seamus Heaney, Allen Ginsberg, and Louise Glück, to name a few. The editors offer their own comments on some of the poems, which are arranged in thematic chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393010749
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,136,882
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxxi
Introductionxxiii
Chapter 1There Was a Child Went Forth
My Father3
Sestina4
The Game6
Dreamtigers8
To My Dear Children9
Boy Breaking Glass10
Frost at Midnight12
My Grandmother's Love Letters15
Story for Margarita17
Coastal21
Little Brown Baby23
Once by the Pacific25
Time26
At the Railway Station, Upway28
The Self-Unseeing28
Follower30
Blackberry-Picking31
Spring and Fall33
Ode I.9 / To Thaliarchus35
Dreams36
A Flower Given to My Daughter37
You Were Wearing38
Venus's-flytraps39
The Catch41
The Piano42
My Childhood-Home I See Again43
Silence47
August, Los Angeles, Lullaby48
Adventures of Isabel51
Autobiographia Literaria53
Alicante Lullaby54
The Lice Seekers55
Child on Top of a Greenhouse56
The Land of Counterpane57
There Was a Child Went Forth59
On the Beach at Night61
The Turtle63
Night Light65
The Song of Wandering Aengus66
Chapter 2Either Whom to Love or How
Just Walking Around71
To My Mother72
A Bouquet73
The Shampoo75
Go from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand (Sonnets from the Portuguese 6)76
Now Winter Nights Englarge77
The Bandaged Shoulder78
Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond79
Wild Nights--Wild Nights! (249)80
If you were coming in the Fall (511)81
Song82
Three sorts of serpents do resemble thee (Idea 30)84
The Love I Gave You Once85
To Earthward87
Dust of Snow88
A Broken Appointment89
Misery and Splendor90
Love (III)91
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time92
Oh, when I was in love with you (A Shropshire Lad 28)93
Life Is Fine94
His Excuse for Loving96
My Picture Left in Scotland97
Love Song98
Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
The Definition of Love99
Ballad101
From the Journals of the Frog Prince102
Tonight I Can Write104
Steps106
Love Letter108
To Helen110
"No, Thank You, John"111
To Atthis113
Let me not to the marriage of true minds (Sonnets 116)115
My true love hath my heart and I have his116
Love after Love117
Natural History118
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing119
Still Life120
The Act122
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven123
Chapter 3The Forgetful Kingdom of Death
Thoughts of Death127
I have of sorwe so grete woon128
The Watch129
The Heart asks Pleasure--first--(536)130
I heard a Fly buzz--when I died--(465)130
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee (Holy Sonnets 10)132
The Poet Goes about Her Business134
You that seek what life is in death (Caelica 82)136
Death137
To Daffodils138
To an Athlete Dying Young139
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner141
A Contemplation upon Flowers142
The Bolt143
On Seeing a Hair of Lucretia Borgia145
Janet Waking146
Elegy for Jane148
Fear no more the heat o' the sun149
Question150
And Death Shall Have No Dominion151
The Death of a Toad153
The Last Words of My English Grandmother154
Chapter 4In Durance Soundly Caged
Mad Tom's Song159
As I Walked Out One Evening162
Nurse's Song (from Songs of Innocence)165
Nurse's Song (from Songs of Experience)166
The Grey Monk166
First fight. Then fiddle. Ply the slipping string ...168
Bitter Fruit of the Tree169
Waiting for the Barbarians171
Incident173
After great pain, a formal feeling comes--(341)174
Belinda's Petition175
Nothing Gold Can Stay176
The Red Poppy177
Frederick Douglass178
Binsey Poplars179
90 North181
King of the River183
1910186
For the Union Dead188
Not to Be Spattered by His Blood191
Resume194
Storm Warnings195
Richard Cory197
Her Kind199
(1) Like This200
(2) Like This200
The Emperor of Ice-Cream201
Reapers202
By the road to the contagious hospital203
Chapter 5Curled around These Images
Filling Station207
Medusa209
At last we killed the roaches211
Pear Tree212
An Ox Looks at Man213
Plague of Dead Sharks215
Preludes216
Departmental219
In back of the real221
Yoko223
Considering the Snail225
The man pulling radishes226
To Autumn227
Let Evening Come229
First Sight230
In Houston231
Bring Me the Sunflower233
Those Various Scalpels234
The Village of Reason236
Archaic Torso of Apollo238
Ozymandias239
Spring240
Augusto Jandolo: On Excavating an Etruscan Tomb241
Five Dogs243
The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower246
The Yonder Tree247
Aboard at a Ship's Helm250
Chapter 6Alive with Many Separate Meanings
The Path to the White Moon253
Dream Song 14255
To F--256
The Smile256
To see a World in a Grain of Sand257
"Do not be afraid of no"258
Ithaka260
Geometry262
How We Heard the Name263
Gascoigne's Lullaby264
from Faust, Part 2266
Prayer268
When all this All doth pass from age to age (Caelica 69)269
The Seventh270
On My Own272
Years of Solitude274
Pretty Blue Apron275
A Field of Light278
Quietness281
Proverbs from Purgatory282
Old Joke285
The Pleasures of Merely Circulating287
Of Mere Being288
A Contribution to Statistics289
from Gitanjali (35 & 39)292
Personals294
Chapter 7I Made My Song a Coat
from Requiem297
Lament for the Makers298
Ars Poetica299
To John Keats, Poet, at Spring Time301
We play at Paste--(320)303
There is no Frigate like a Book (1263)303
A word is dead (1212)304
A Supermarket in California305
Get It Again307
Theme for English B310
The Secret312
What He Thought314
Incantation317
A Step Away from Them318
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird320
Eating Poetry323
Dream On324
A Coat327
Notes329
Permissions333
Index343

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